The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,   

January 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. by virtual meeting.  Roll Call: John Brose, present, Terry Cook, present, John Baughman, present and Cindy Stalling, present.  Also present was Doug Henry, Dan Coats and Larry Wellington.  

     The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mr. John Brose and all said the Pledge of Allegiance. 

     The meeting was then turned over to Mrs. Stalling who asked for nominations from the floor for Chairman of the Board for 2021.  Mr. Terry Cook nominated Mr. John Brose for Chairman of the Board, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.  Chairman Brose then asked for nominations for Vice-Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Brose nominated Mr. Terry Cook for Vice-Chairman, seconded by Mr.  John Baughman.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.  Mr. John Baughman will be the member for 2021.

           The minutes of the previous meeting was given to the Trustees to read prior to this meeting.  Mr. Brose asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes and then asked if there were any additions or corrections to the financial statements that were given to the Trustees from the fiscal officer.  They both stand approved by the trustees.

     Mr. Terry Cook reported that he has had 3 funerals lately.

     Mrs. Stalling brought up about setting a date for our appropriations meeting.  It was agreed to have it on Tuesday, Jan 19, at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the Board of Trustees.  Cindy will advertise this meeting in the Examiner.

   Fire Chief, Mr. Doug Henry had a project payroll for the fire department for 2021.  We will discuss this more when we go into our re-organizational meeting.

     Chief had a quote for the annual on line training courses for the department.  This is for 10 to 13 members and we can go up to 25 members (FF and EMS) for 51.50 per member.  This expires on Feb 10, 2021 and our next meeting to pay bills is Feb 8.  Therefore, Mr. Larry Wellington will contact them and have them give us a 2-week extension on our membership.  Mr. Cook made a motion to purchase this course, seconded by Mr. Baughman.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

      Mr. Dan Coats reported that he is getting new turn-out gear (boots, coat and pants) as his is outdated.  These will come from FSS.

     We then went into our re-organizational meeting. 

     Mr. John Brose made a motion that we leave our meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room or by virtual meeting; all Special meetings will be advertised, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. 

     Mr. Terry Cook made a motion that the Trustees are paid per salary, with the amount recommended by the State as per our Budget, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

     Mr. John Brose made a motion to make the following changes in the Zoning Boards:

 

ZONING APPEALS BOARD                                   ZONING COMMISSION

Jessica Gibson Chrm, 1 yr. term                                 Joy Litteral, Chrm 1 yr. term

Kurt Penhorwood, 2 yr. term                                      Melony Baker, 2 yr. term

Mitch Current, 3 yr. term                                            Linda Baldridge, 3 yr. term

Chuck Boudrow, 4 yr. term                                        Jack Nicholas, 4 yr. term

Jenneth Boudow, Sec& 5 yr. term                              Larry Wellington, 5 yr. term

Alt.-Sandy Wilcox                                         

                                                                                   

Seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, yes Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

    Mr. John Brose made a motion to leave the Zoning Rates the same as last year, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

 

                                                             2021 ZONING RATES

Zoning Permits

$12.50 – for value 0 - $500.00

$37.50 – for value $01.00 - $2,000.00

$100.00 – for value $2,001.00 - $5,000.00

1.  $3.75 – per $1,000.00 plus base fee; for $5,001.00 to $50,000.00

2. $2.50 – per $1,000.00 plus base fee and item (1) above $50,001.00 and up.

With a cap of $10,000.00 for any zoning, permit.

Zoning permit for Swimming Pool   25.00

 

Cost of;

Rezoning (text, or district boundaries)                                   $400.00

Appeals, variances, and conditional uses                   $300.00

Passed by all Trustees and will be effective as of 1-11-2021

 

     Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to leave Mr. Dan Ackley as our Zoning Inspector, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

     Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to leave Mr. Dan Ackley’s salary the same as last year, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.  He will receive $450.00 per month and 10% of the permits that he writes and $40.00 per zoning meeting that he attends.  All Trustees agreed that we do not need to have our annual zoning meeting with the Zoning Boards.  Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to leave the Zoning Board members pay for attending any Zoning meeting at $40.00 per meeting, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.  Mrs. Jenneth Boudrow will be Secretary and will be paid $50.00 per meeting that she attends and takes minutes at.

   Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to leave the Cemetery Rates the same as last year, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.   

 

                                                             2021   CEMETERY RATES

  Open and Close Grave                                  $400.00

WEEKEND Open and Close Grave               $500.00

Open and Close Infant Grave                         $ 60.00

Cremation Interment                                      $200.00          

Cremation Interment (Weekend)                    $300.00

Install Military Base                                                   FREE

Monument Bases:

            Up to and include 12”                         $225.00

            12.1” and include 24”                         $250.00

            24.1” and include 60”                         $350.00

            60.1” and up                            By Measurement

            Crypt               At Owners Discretion and Expense

Trustees want actual dimension of stone on base order sheets.

After 10 years, Perry Township is NOT responsible for repairs/replacement of bases.  New bases will be $75.00 per foot.

Disinterment within Perry Township              $3,500.00

Disinterment outside Perry Township            $3,500.00

Lots:

            Resident of Perry Township                 full lot $250.00

                                                                           Half lot $125.00

                                                                       

 

Non-Residents of Perry Township                  Full Lot $5,000.00

                                                                          Half Lot $2,500.00

                                                                          

 

    West Mansfield Residents, inside the city limits, may purchase lots in the GreenLawn Cemetery under the resident’s price.    

     Mr. John Baughman made a motion to leave the Trustees doing the digging of the cemetery graves, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

     Mr. Terry Cook brought up about the cemetery mower.  Mr. Ralph Hall would like to have a raise.  After some discussion, matter was tabled until our next meeting.

     Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to leave the mileage outside of Perry Township at $.48 per mile, seconded by Mr. John Brose. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.   The policy for paying for Township Officials mileage, registration and reasonable priced meals to township conventions, workshops and so related meetings will continue to be honored.  Any schooling or seminars the township will pay for the classes.
     Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to leave the part-time wage to $15.00 per hour, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, abstained, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. 

     Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to raise the full-time employee salary by 1.5%, seconded by Mr. John Baughman.  Brose, abstained, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. This will make the full-time employees salary at $50,023.56 per year or $ 4,166.88 per month plus overtime.  This employee will continue to get 10 paid holidays, 10 vacation days and 3 sick days per year.  He can carry over a maximum of 60 days per year. 

     Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to leave the janitor’s salary the same as last year for the Park $260. 00 per month it is open and $20.00 per month it is closed, the Twp. Building $230.00 per month and the Lodge $205.00 per month seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, abstained, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

     The Lodge Hall may be used for non-profit at NO charge and for funeral dinners at NO charge.

     Fire Chief’s salary was brought up and tabled until our next meeting.

     Mr. Terry Cook brought up about the TRC inspections and this was tabled until our next meeting.

     Mr. John Brose brought up about the pay for the Fire Dept.  This was tabled until our next meeting.

     Mr. Terry Cook made a motion that the flowers in the cemeteries need to be cleaned off by April 1st and Oct. 15th for spring and fall clean-up, seconded by Mr. John Brose. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

     Mr. John Brose made a motion that base orders must be turned in by May 1st to be guaranteed to be in by Memorial Day, and fall orders are to be turned in by Sept. 15th, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.  

      Mr. John Brose made a motion to leave the purchasing policy amount at $500.00, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.  Any purchase over the $500.00 needs to have at least 2 Trustees approval prior to the purchase.  This is for the 3 Trustees and the fiscal officer.

     Mr. John Brose made a motion that all time sheets needs to be turned into the fiscal officer by the 1st of each month, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.   

     Mr. John Brose made a motion that ONLY Perry Township residents can rent the Community Room and we will continue to accept donations, seconded by Mr. John Baughman,   Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. 

     Mr. John Brose made a motion to leave the rent for the Lodge Hall for Non-residents of Perry Township to $200.00 and to leave the rent for Perry Township residents at $25.00, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, yes Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

     Mr. John Baughman made a motion to leave Bonnie’s purchasing policy at $100.00, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, abstained, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

     Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to give the fiscal officer permission to perform line item transfers as needed through the year, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. 

     Mr. John Brose made a motion to give the Fire Chief a purchasing limit of $250.00, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman yes.